Car Accident Case Evidence in Illinois

Illinois is a key transportation hub in the central part of the country. The location of the state as well as the having one of the largest metropolitan areas in the nation in Chicago draws thousands of visitors to the state as well as motor vehicle operators who do not reside in Illinois drive through daily. Additionally, the number of colleges and universities in Illinois also raises the number of drivers who live out of state but conduct business in the state. Unfortunately, drivers who do not reside in Illinois or companies based outside of Illinois cause car accidents every day. If you or a relative is a resident of Illinois and was a victim of an auto accident caused by an out-of-state driver, you have valuable rights that you must protect. 

Filing a claim against an out-of-state resident begins with having the correct insurance information. Your lawyer must compile all of the necessary documents to perfect your claim and serve then upon the insurance company. Hopefully, the insurance company negotiates in good faith and the parties resolve the claim amicably. However, if the parties cannot agree before the statute of limitations expires, then the claimant must file the case in court to preserve his or her rights. 

Having a skilled and experienced Illinois auto accident lawyer who understands all of the issues surrounding claims against out-of-state motorists is essential to the success of your claim. An Illinois auto wreck attorney with the requisite knowledge, skill, and experience will understand how to perfect service on the driver who lives in another state by using Illinois’ “Long-Arm” statute and other legal provisions to bring the out-of-state motorist within Illinois jurisdiction. In some instances, the Illinois Secretary of State’s office may accept service of your complaint initiating your court case when suing a resident of another state.

Correctly serving the other driver must be done correctly. Failing to do so may void a claim, and you could lose out altogether.

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CHICAGO, Ill. — Two children suffered critical, life-threatening injuries, and five other children in separate cars also were hurt in a wreck on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the crash happened on Monday, April 1, 2019, but did not give a time. Illinois State Police investigated the accident and issued traffic tickets for numerous motor vehicle infractions. Among the various violations, neither driver was operating an insured vehicle at the time of the crash. There was no information about criminal charges or arrests on Monday.

Illinois State Police troopers reported that a 29-year-old woman driving her 2001 white Chrysler on I-94 north in the express lane slammed into the back of a 2010 Ford vehicle operated by a 27-year-old woman. The Ford swerved to the right and careened into the front of the driver’s side of a 2018 Hyundai. 

Two children in the Ford were critically injured in the crash. State police said that a 4-month-old infant was not secured in a child seat while riding in the Ford as well as a 4-year-old toddler both sustained critical injuries. There were two other children in the Ford as well. A 2-year-old and a 6-year-old were both in the car as well. Medics transported those children to the hospital and were listed in stable condition.

Three children were riding in the 2001 Chrysler. All three, whose ages were not given, went to area hospitals. All three children were listed in stable condition. 

Illinois State Police issued several citations for motor vehicle infractions. State police cited the driver of the Chrysler for leaving the scene of a crash, following too closely, driving uninsured, and not reducing speed. Meanwhile, State Police cited the operator of the Ford for possession of alcohol, driving uninsured, and four counts of not securing a child properly.  

No additional information was available concerning the two children listed in critical condition.

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CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. — A violent crash on Joe Orr Road in Chicago Heights that happened on Monday, April 1, 2019, took the life of a 40-year-old woman. Two other people were also hurt in the wreck according to the Illinois Patch. Chicago Heights police accident investigators currently have the crash under investigation. Their reconstruction report is not completed. There was no information available concerning the status of their inquiry or whether criminal charges might be forthcoming.

Chicago Heights police, fire, and rescue responded to Joe Orr Road and Lowe Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019, for a report of a severe accident. When emergency responders arrived, they found a 2013 Nissan Altima with massive rear-end damage and a 2008 Chevy Avalanche with substantial front-end damage. First responders found two women in the Altima: a 40-year-old female driver and her 22-year-old passenger. Both women are suffering from injuries caused by the collision.

Crews removed both victims from the wreck. Medics transported the 40-year-old driver to an emergency room at Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields. Physicians attending to the woman could not resuscitate her and declared her dead from her injuries. The woman who died lived in Chicago Heights. The 22-year-old female passenger removed from the Altima is from South Chicago Heights. Medics transported her to Christ Hospital located in nearby Oaklawn for treatment. Her current medical status was not made available. 

The driver of the Avalanche also sustained injuries in the crash. Authorities transported that driver to South Suburban Hospital located in Hazel Crest for treatment. The physical condition of the driver was not disclosed. Officers did not release any identifying information about the driver of the Chevy Avalanche. 

Chicago Heights police say that the accident investigation is active. They are trying to piece together why the Avalanche slammed into the rear of the Altima was such force that the Altima’s driver was killed. Police did not announce any arrests.

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Source:https://patch.com/illinois/chicagoheights/chicago-heights-woman-dead-car-crash-joe-orr-road

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CHICAGO, Ill. — Two children suffered critical, life-threatening injuries, and five other children in separate cars also were hurt in a wreck on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the crash happened on Monday, April 1, 2019, but did not give a time. Illinois State Police investigated the accident and issued traffic tickets for numerous motor vehicle infractions. Among the various violations, neither driver was operating an insured vehicle at the time of the crash. There was no information about criminal charges or arrests on Monday.

Illinois State Police troopers reported that a 29-year-old woman driving her 2001 white Chrysler on I-94 north in the express lane slammed into the back of a 2010 Ford vehicle operated by a 27-year-old woman. The Ford swerved to the right and careened into the front of the driver’s side of a 2018 Hyundai. 

Two children in the Ford were critically injured in the crash. State police said that a 4-month-old infant was not secured in a child seat while riding in the Ford as well as a 4-year-old toddler both sustained critical injuries. There were two other children in the Ford as well. A 2-year-old and a 6-year-old were both in the car as well. Medics transported those children to the hospital and were listed in stable condition.

Three children were riding in the 2001 Chrysler. All three, whose ages were not given, went to area hospitals. All three children were listed in stable condition. 

Illinois State Police issued several citations for motor vehicle infractions. State police cited the driver of the Chrysler for leaving the scene of a crash, following too closely, driving uninsured, and not reducing speed. Meanwhile, State Police cited the operator of the Ford for possession of alcohol, driving uninsured, and four counts of not securing a child properly.  

No additional information was available concerning the two children listed in critical condition.

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CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. — A violent crash on Joe Orr Road in Chicago Heights that happened on Monday, April 1, 2019, took the life of a 40-year-old woman. Two other people were also hurt in the wreck according to the Illinois Patch. Chicago Heights police accident investigators currently have the crash under investigation. Their reconstruction report is not completed. There was no information available concerning the status of their inquiry or whether criminal charges might be forthcoming. * 

Chicago Heights police, fire, and rescue responded to Joe Orr Road and Lowe Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019, for a report of a severe accident. When emergency responders arrived, they found a 2013 Nissan Altima with massive rear-end damage and a 2008 Chevy Avalanche with substantial front-end damage. First responders found two women in the Altima: a 40-year-old female driver and her 22-year-old passenger. Both women are suffering from injuries caused by the collision.

Crews removed both victims from the wreck. Medics transported the 40-year-old driver to an emergency room at Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields. Physicians attending to the woman could not resuscitate her and declared her dead from her injuries. The woman who died lived in Chicago Heights. The 22-year-old female passenger removed from the Altima is from South Chicago Heights. Medics transported her to Christ Hospital located in nearby Oaklawn for treatment. Her current medical status was not made available. 

The driver of the Avalanche also sustained injuries in the crash. Authorities transported that driver to South Suburban Hospital located in Hazel Crest for treatment. The physical condition of the driver was not disclosed. Officers did not release any identifying information about the driver of the Chevy Avalanche. 

Chicago Heights police say that the accident investigation is active. They are trying to piece together why the Avalanche slammed into the rear of the Altima was such force that the Altima’s driver was killed. Police did not announce any arrests.

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Of our five senses, people generally say that their vision is one they would never want to go without. Our eyes quite literally are our windows to the world. It is almost unimaginable how devastating losing one’s eyesight would be if the loss of vision happened naturally. The sense of loss might be that much higher if you lost your eyesight or suffered another severe eye injury in a motor vehicle collision caused by another’s negligence or recklessness.

Eye injuries sustained in car accidents can occur in many ways. Debris can invade the eye and cause irreparable damage to the various structures therein. The eyeball itself could be cut by flying debris sprayed about the car in the aftermath of a forceful collision. Additionally, the force of impact could cause a massive head injury that could cause temporary or even permanent blindness in one or both eyes.

A car accident victim who sustained an eye injury will most likely require surgery to repair the damage. Eye surgery is a delicate and complicated medical procedure. The recovery time needed to convalesce from eye surgery could be lengthy. Despite the lengthy time required to heal from eye surgery, there are no guarantees that your sight will return, or if it does, your sight will be restored to the way it was before the crash. You could lose the ability to perceive depth, lose the ability to follow an object, and no longer be able to visually fixate on a particular item. Your vision could turn blurry, and you could lose your peripheral vision as well.

Your life will radically change if you lose some or all of your ability to see. You may lose your independence because your eyesight is not keen enough to drive. Therefore, you must rely on others for transportation. You could suffer professionally and may even have to change jobs to accommodate your loss of vision. You may also need to reside in a rehabilitation facility while you learn to live with your diminished ability to see.

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Statistically speaking, the chances are high that you will be involved in a car accident in your lifetime. Hopefully, you and the occupants of your vehicle will walk away unscathed. Even if you suffer no injury or a minor injury, you will need to deal with an insurance company. If you were not at fault in the accident, then you will file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. This process could be daunting even if you sustained a minor injury. The insurance settlement process becomes infinitely more complicated when the injuries are serious. That is why you must retain an experienced, successful, and aggressive Illinois auto accident attorney to help you with your auto insurance claim and win the largest settlement possible with consideration to the facts and circumstances of your claim.

Settling cases with insurance companies can be very difficult. The large insurance companies that insure the majority of vehicles in Chicago and across Illinois may be customer friendly, but their claims adjusters are challenging to persuade when negotiating a settlement of a third-party claim favorably for the injured accident victim. Insurance adjusters are not advocates for the injured. Instead, the adjusters are in a position to evaluate the case and try to offer as little money as possible, if any, to settle the claim. It takes a skilled negotiator who asserts a compelling claim to maximize the victim’s settlement.

An injured party can take several steps to assist his or her attorney to make the most compelling case possible. You should accumulate all of your medical records relating to your crash. A complete history of your injury will show the insurance company that the accident caused your injury and not another incident. Similarly, assembling all of your medical bills and incidental costs will demonstrate the massive medical expenses caused by your accident. Also, having all of the police reports involved in your accident will help convince the insurance company of the seriousness of your claim. Lastly, lost wages and employment information are vital to the success of your claim. Compile all of the documents that will help prove your economic loss like W-2s, income taxes, and have your employer verify your information.

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Compensation for Facial Injuries Suffered in Illinois Auto Accidents

Manufacturing safer motor vehicles is a top priority. The latest technology not only serves to protect vehicle occupants from harm if a car is involved in a crash, but also can help avoid accidents. Notwithstanding all of these technological developments, motor vehicle accidents still occur. When they do, the occupants are at an elevated risk of suffering from a severe facial injury.

Shattered glass showering accident victims, as well as colliding with the hard interior components of the auto, can cause serious lacerations. Additionally, striking the steering wheel, dashboard, open glove box, door, or even the seat belt riding up can lead to severe, permanent facial injuries. The exploding airbag can also cause significant facial injuries.

Common Facial Injuries Victims Suffer in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Given the forces applied to the human body when trapped in a vehicle colliding with another object, the injuries could be catastrophic. Multiple injuries are indeed possible. The most common facial injuries we have experience handling are:

  • Deep lacerations from flying glass. These lacerations may result in permanent scarring even after having plastic surgeons repair the damage. Additionally, the psychological trauma of having one’s face permanently scarred can be very difficult to endure.
  • Broken bones are another common injury. The happen with the face collides with an object moving at high speeds. Multiple fractures can occur in a single accident. They are painful injuries that could require reconstructive surgery to repair.
  • Eye injuries can be caused by flying glass and debris. Shards of auto glass can penetrate the thin skin of the eyelid and damage the lens, pupil, and the cornea of the eye. These injuries may cause temporary or permanent blindness.
  • Burn and thermal injuries are not as common but can happen. Leaking fuel can spark a fire. The victim can get trapped in the car and suffer facial burns and injuries related to the extreme heat generated by a fire after a crash.

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Traumatic brain injuries can lead to many symptoms including hearing problems. Tinnitus causes a person to suffer a ringing type of sound when no sound comes from an external source. Some people know of the condition as ringing in the ears.

Many people experience tinnitus on an occasional basis without any underlying condition or disease. In some individuals, the condition persists and can become difficult for patients to manage.

One common cause of tinnitus is a closed head injury. In addition to the ringing, patients may suffer some hearing loss. These injuries can be caused by an injury to the basal part of the skull even when no fracture is observed. Physicians are not completely sure what causes tinnitus.

Tinnitus can become debilitating. There are possible treatments for this condition, but not every treatment is right for every patient, and the treatment can involve medication, hearing aids or antidepressants. It can take time and money to determine the correct treatment for a patient.

It is important that a patient suffering from chronic tinnitus consult with a physician to determine the possible cause and potential treatments.

In some cases, this condition can be the result of accidents such as a vehicle collision. In these cases, the injured person may be eligible to recover compensation for their losses. If the injuries were caused by another driver’s negligence, then the victim’s medical bills, lost income and other related expenses, such as pain and suffering can often be recovered.

In order to determine whether it is possible to collect compensation for injuries, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.

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Tinnitus refers to the buzzing or ringing sound that people hear in their ears. The sounds may continue non-stop throughout the night and day or may start and stop throughout the day.

In some cases, tinnitus occurs in conjunction with vertigo. Both vertigo and tinnitus are problems that originate in a person’s inner ear. The issues can be affiliated with traumatic brain injuries.

An individual can experience these types of injuries from a car crash and not even develop obvious outward symptoms that something is wrong. The problems can become debilitating and cause trouble with a person’s job and personal life.

Tinnitus is the result of damage done to the networks of nerves in a person’s ear. It is possible for nerves that are not meant to be involved in hearing to be thrown out of place and begin to hear sounds. This can lead to strange ringing sounds. In addition to a head injury from impact in a crash, the deployment of an airbag can lead to this type of condition as well. The sound of an airbag is actually quite loud, andthe pressure from it can lead to ear problems. In some instances, people even bleed from their ears after the event.

Vertigo causes a lack of balance. The middle ear is where our balance comes from, and injuries that impact this part of the body can lead to vertigo.

There are ways to treat both of these conditions, but not everyone responds to the same treatment and finding out what works can become an expensive process of elimination. It is important to speak to a medical professional about what might be causing these symptoms.

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